Filmmaker Lee Daniels is back with a film that explores the complicated life and legacy of Billie Holiday. Starring Andra Day as Billie Holiday and Trevante Rhodes as Jimmy Fletcher, The United States vs. Billie Holiday will center on Billie Holiday’s affair with undercover federal agent Jimmy Fletcher, and the early years of what we now refer to as the War on Drugs. The film is based on the book Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari, and is expected to hit theaters February 12th, 2021.

Via Vanity Fair: